Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy:
for individuals, couples, and families.
I offer counseling and coaching for individuals, couples and families of all ages. Sessions are tailored to provide a personalized approach that feels right and meets your individual needs. There’s a strong emphasis on creative expression so you can find your own voice on your own terms. I have a holistic approach and provide a safe and warm space for people of all ages, genders, sexualities, races and religions.
I want to help you feel supported and restore hope that what you’re looking for is Within Reach.
I have many years of experience specializing in…
- Anxiety and Depression
- Eating Disorders and Body Image
- Work and School Stress
- Relationship Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Life Transitions
- Trauma Support
- Disability Support such as physical, motor, learning, and cognitive
Therapy is unique and personal. Something that can determine whether therapy can work for you or not is the relationship you have with your therapist. It’s important to work with someone you’re comfortable with. If you’re interested in counseling, feel free to contact me for a consultation to see if we would be a good match/fit.
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Counseling and Psychotherapy is the foundation of all treatment styles. I offer a warm, compassionate, strength based approach that is client centered and educational. We will examine your inner conflicts, thought patterns, and reactions/behavior to find solutions that will improve communication, coping skills, insight and strengthen self-esteem.
Dance/Movement Therapy uses movement and the body as the means of expression. It’s a holistic approach to healing that integrates mind, body and spirit. We’ll work together in a safe, comfortable space to express what words cannot. You may be able to see how changes in the body may reflect changes in the mind or vice versa that deepens the meaning of your growth and therapeutic experience.
Creative Art Therapies
Creative Art Therapies (art making, writing, storytelling, music, theatre) uses different creative methods to access feelings and express oneself in a novel way. This approach can allow you to communicate without words and translate new and adaptive ways to integrate meaning. The creative art therapies can offer a rich experience that enhances counseling.
Mindfulness is the practice of bringing awareness to the mind and body through different techniques and tools. In sessions I will educate and teach you different strategies of mindfulness that you can use outside of therapy that can help influence the ways you notice your thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in a nonjudgmental way.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (CBT and DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (CBT and DBT) is a style of therapy that examines the relationship between thought, behavior and action. We will work together to recognize and change old ways of thinking and learned behaviors to find better ways of coping and responding to stress, anxieties, fears, and discomfort.
12 Step Models
12 Step Models can be valuable whether you are in recovery or considering it. The 12 steps model is taken and adapted from many anonymous programs and when combined with individual therapy can enhance recovery to be more accessible, integrated, and whole.
Play Therapy allows children to express themselves when they do not have the verbal language to talk about their thoughts and feelings. Toys, sand tray, storytelling, and the creative arts can represent the words and play represents the language. I will help your child learn adaptive behaviors to work through their emotional experiences, nurturing strength, resilience, and healing.
Katie Bank MA, BC-DMT, LPC
Adult and Child Psychotherapist and Dance/Movement Therapist
Therapy should be safe, personal and creative to nurture change and growth. I want to help you feel supported and restore hope that things can get better. We will work together to find a unique and individualized approach at the pace that feels right. With a warm and authentic style, we will get you closer to your goals and find balance in your emotions, behaviors and values. I treat individuals, families and couples as well as children, adolescents and adults.
I have a person-centered, relational approach drawing from mindfulness and embodied techniques. My work as a professional counselor and dance/movement therapist allows my clients the ability to connect their mind and body as one for a more holistic and integrated experience. Some of my specialties include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma and people with physical and cognitive disabilities.
Professional Biography for Katie Bank
Katie Bank treats children, adolescence, adults and families as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist.
Katie integrates an experiential mind body approach which allows the individual to fully explore, understand and transform their current life situation and future.
Katie has a background as a professional modern dancer and received her BFA from The University of the Arts and MA in Creative Arts Therapy from Drexel University. Her movement background helps foster an approach resulting in a creative, accessible and adaptive process. Katie’s professional experience alongside her clinical training allows the individual the opportunity to gain a new perspective, build confidence, increase self awareness and practice growing in new ways.
Her clinical work includes extensive work with eating disorders, trauma, mood disorders (depression and anxiety), physical disabilities and developmental delays. Katie’s primary clinical experience came from working at the Renfrew Center for Women with Eating Disorders and HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Other professional experiences have included work with substance abuse, OCD, severe psychological illnesses, autism, ADHD and the LGBTQIA+ community. Katie’s work has expanded between large groups, small groups, families, couples and individual therapy.
Different methods and styles are used in Katie’s work. Approaches include creative and expressive arts, mindfulness, person centered, humanistic, CBT, DBT and 12 step models. Katie understands that each person is unique and finding what works best for the individual needs to be explored. Katie loves collaborating and working together to help individuals find clarity, resolution and a sense of peace in their lives.